After more than 20 years in business, Bleecker Street Records will be vanishing from Bleecker Street.
But it will be reappearing right around the corner, in a new space at 188 West 4th St., between Jones and Barrow.
Earlier this year we heard they might be shuttering, maybe vanishing for good. Reported 1010 WINS: "the store will probably close in April, because the new landlord plans to jack up the rent to $27,000 a month. Chris Simunek believes that trend is running the Village. 'It’s absurd,' he said. 'You know, what’s going to go in there is a Starbucks or something, or just something that we already have plenty of.'"
More likely, it will be a frozen yogurt shop or candy store for adults--more of those are opening on Bleecker every day, as the street completes its total transformation into a cultural dead zone. (Bleecker Bob's has not been resurrected.)
Let's hope the record shop's new landlord lets them keep Skuzzball and Creeper, the store's ginormous cats, one of whom graces their T-shirt--which, by the way, is currently available in a very cool purple on black.
This is your last chance to buy the Bleecker Street Records shirt while it's still on Bleecker Street.